Thursday, April 15, 2021
“Federal agencies are victims of burdensome red tape that hold up the hiring process and waste time and taxpayer dollars,” Steube said. “Agencies should have the authority to hire their own employees and not be subjected to unnecessary regulations.”
The governor’s office offered “Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.”
Mucarsel-Powell noted that the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) and Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will be getting $325,989,054. The funds will be coming from the $2.3 trillion CARES Act that Congress and the White House agreed to at the end of March.
Groups like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) note a large percentage of Florida construction firms are having a rough time filling positions. Because of that, these groups want the White House to ease up on restrictions dealing with immigration.
Diaz-Balart said the county would get $99.9 million from the federal government to help on the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project which is part of the SMART Plan. The money will come through a Federal Trade Administration (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is doubling down in his efforts to push back against the communist regime in China. Last week, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up with U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto,...
This week, Patronis looked ahead to the upcoming legislative session, saying he wanted to focus on helping Panhandle residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael which devastated that area last month. Patronis also said he plans to focus on the high rate of cancer among firefighters.  
Scott has been calling for additional protections and warnings for investors about the risks associated with Chinese-based companies trading publicly on U.S. exchanges.
On Wednesday, U.S. Education Sec. Betsy DeVos announced the $1.25 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant for Bay District Schools which will go “to provide students with much needed mental health services" including hiring “multiple social workers and one paraprofessional for each school in the Bay District.”
The current season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and it has not been updated since 1965.